Wednesday, July 30, 2014
(Cooperstown, NY) -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame is making some changes for eligibility. The Hall of Fame's board has cut player eligibility from 15 years to 10, which leaves less time for players like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire to remain on the ballot. Don Mattingly, Alan Trammell and Lee Smith are already in that window and will remain eligible through their 15 years. This marks just the second change in voting since 1985, when the threshold of five-percent to remain on the ballot was instituted.